Instead of mouthing platitudes about supporting small businesses while doing everything but, Elizabeth Warren lays bare the truth about what the NeoConfederates are doing and what we as a nation need to be doing (emphases mine):
Washington politicians line up 10-deep to claim they support small businesses, but they avoid talking about a harsh reality: The system is rigged against small business. These owners can’t afford armies of lobbyists in D.C., but the big corporations can. It’s those armies of lobbyists that create the loopholes and special breaks that let big corporations off the hook for paying taxes. While small businesses are left to pay the bills.
We’ve got to close those loopholes and end the special breaks — so small businesses have a level playing field and a fair chance to succeed.
If a business takes its profits to the Cayman Islands, ships its jobs overseas or finds a loophole to avoid paying its fair share of taxes, then that business now has a leg up over every small business and start up that can’t take advantage of those loopholes. Sometimes the big can get bigger not because they are better but because they can work the system better. That’s bad for every small business in America.
I love the fact that she took special care to outline the way Mittens von Shippendemoverseasenburger rolled the country – and how the rank-and-file NeoConfederates, foam finger wavers that they are, are just fine and, umm, dandy with it:
Asked recently about news that Mitt Romney had money in offshore tax havens, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, “It’s really American to avoid paying taxes, legally…. It’s a game we play. … I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up to be a game.”
Graham is right about one thing — it’s a game for some. It’s a rigged game that benefits big corporations and billionaires who can deploy armies of lobbyists and lawyers to create those tax loopholes and then exploit them.
The game is rigged to work for profitable oil companies, who made $137 billion in profits last year — and still collected billions of dollars’ worth of government subsidies. The game is rigged to work for big multinational corporations, which get tax breaks to ship U.S. jobs overseas and park investments abroad. The game is rigged to work for hedge fund managers and billionaires, who pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. Meanwhile, their Republican allies are making sure the rules stay rigged in their favor.
So this is the woman “Use the farce” Luke Russert is pushing the “mostest radical EVAR BS about (with the full-throated support of the Blew Dogs, of course)? What a joke.